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News from ceist 31 October 2013
CEIST is the new trustee body for the voluntary secondary schools of the Daughters of Charity, the Presentation Sisters, the Sisters of the Christian Retreat, the Sisters of Mercy and the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.
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ESRI Research on School Funding

In a study entitled Governance and Funding of Voluntary Secondary Schools in Ireland (2013) by Dr. Merike Dermody and Prof. Emer Smyth, the ESRI has published research findings on how schools in the various post-primary sectors are funded, paying particular attention to the funding of voluntary secondary schools.

The research demonstrates the disparities in the levels of State funding as well as the reliance on voluntary contributions from parents.

In its conclusions the report indicates possible implications arising from the research for trustee bodies.

Click on 'More' link below to view the full report, summary booklet and press release on the research carried out.


Launch of Association of Trustees of Catholic Schools (ATCS) Website

The website of the Association of Trustees of Catholic Schools (ATCS) went live on Monday 21st October. The website was officially launched at the AGM of the Association at the Emmaus Centre in Swords, County Dublin.

The Association of Trustees of Catholic Schools (ATCS) serves the interests of Catholic Patrons (Dioceses, Religious Congregations and Lay Trusts and Trustees) in primary and second level schools.

The Association represents the collective interests of Patrons and Trustees while respecting individual differences in terms of context and structures.

The Caroline Foundation

The Caroline Foundation has been established in memory of Caroline Dwyer-Hickey to support the work of Professor John Crown and the Cancer Clinical Research Trust (CCRT - see www.ccrt.ie for more information).

Based in St Vincent's Hospital but also operating from Dublin City University and University College Dublin, the CCRT is devoted to furthering the developments of new treatments for cancer. It supports research both in the lab and at the cancer patient's bed-side, an integrated programme of investigation.

View our website article for further information on this very worthwhile initiative.

Fundraising Concert

Parents' Associations from St Paul's Special School & Our Lady of Mercy College, Beaumont are organising a Fundraising Concert on November 8th next at 8pm in Our Lady of Mercy College.

The Airport Police Band, Mercy College Chamber Choir & Soloists and the Garda Female Choir will perform.

Tickets (€8/€5) are available from the schools.

University College Cork to host major conference on Pope John Paul II

This conference being held in University College Cork on Saturday 9 November 2013, in the Boole IV lecture theatre.

A number of authorities from both Ireland and Poland will be discussing this important subject from a variety of interesting perspectives.

The conference is free and open to all who wish to attend.

View Press Release, Poster and Programme.

Community Cenacolo

Community Cenacolo is a Catholic community that helps people overcome addictions. We are based on a 30 acre farm in Knock, Co.Mayo.

The Community was started by an Italian nun, Mother Elvira, in 1983 and currently has 60 houses worldwide , accommodating over 2,000 people.The Community life is one of friendship, prayer and work.

Click here for further information on this community. 

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We would be delighted to profile all the good things happening in our schools. 

If you have any news snippets or photos to share please pass on to John Woods in CEIST, via e-mail jwoods@ceist.ie or you can call me on 086-0437146.

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